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Arthritis has an impact on the daily lives of Canadians young and old: results from a population-based survey

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, August 2015
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Title
Arthritis has an impact on the daily lives of Canadians young and old: results from a population-based survey
Published in
BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, August 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12891-015-0691-2
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Authors

Siobhan O’Donnell, Corneliu Rusu, Gillian A. Hawker, Sasha Bernatsky, Louise McRae, Mayilee Canizares, Crystal MacKay, Elizabeth M. Badley

Abstract

There is a perception that the impacts of arthritis are greatest among older adults. However, the effect of age on health-related outcomes in individuals with arthritis has not been explicitly studied. This study examined whether the physical and mental health impacts of arthritis are greater in older (75+ years) versus younger (20-44, 45-64 and 65-74 years) Canadian adults. Data were from the arthritis component of the 2009 Survey on Living with Chronic Diseases in Canada. The responses were weighted to be representative of Canadians (≥20 years) with arthritis. Associations between age and the prevalence of severe/frequent joint pain, severe/frequent fatigue, sleep limitations, instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs) limitations, high levels of stress, suboptimal general and suboptimal mental health, were examined descriptively prior to conducting multivariate log-binomial regression analyses. A total of 4565 respondents completed the survey (78 % response rate). Individuals with arthritis were mostly female (63 %), of working age (57 %) and overweight or obese (67 %). Upon adjusting for covariates, younger (20-44 years) and/or middle aged (45-64 years) adults were more likely than those older (75+ years) to report severe/frequent joint pain, sleep limitations, high levels of stress and suboptimal mental health. After adjusting for covariates, age was not associated with IADL limitations, severe/frequent fatigue or suboptimal general health. Contrary to the belief that older adults with arthritis experience more severe physical and mental health outcomes, we found that older adults were less likely to report worse outcomes than younger adults. In light of these findings, public health messaging should stress that arthritis does not just affect the elderly and emphasize the importance of timely diagnosis and management at all ages in order to prevent or, minimize arthritis-related impairment.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 1%
Unknown 73 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 19 26%
Student > Bachelor 17 23%
Researcher 7 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 5%
Other 2 3%
Other 7 9%
Unknown 18 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 14 19%
Nursing and Health Professions 13 18%
Psychology 11 15%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 3 4%
Neuroscience 2 3%
Other 11 15%
Unknown 20 27%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 20. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 31 October 2022.
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#1,536,972
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#303
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#21,621
of 254,509 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
#1
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